A health care professional who is trained to evaluate hearing loss and related disorders, including balance (vestibular) disorders and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and to rehabilitate individuals with hearing loss and related disorders. An audiologist uses a variety of tests and procedures to assess hearing and balance function and to fit and dispense hearing aids and other assistive devices for hearing.
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A specialist in evaluation and rehabilitation of those whose communication disorders stem in whole or in part from hearing impairment.

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au·di·ol·o·gist .ȯd-ē-'äl-ə-jəst n a specialist in audiology

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au·di·ol·o·gist (aw″de-olґə-jist) a person skilled in audiology, including diagnostic testing and the rehabilitation of those whose impaired hearing cannot be improved by medical or surgical means.

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